433.Gluten Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 9

Re: Gluten tester: from Peter on 2004-04-01

There is no reliable test yet, though several firms are working on it.
www.celiac.ottawa.on.ca/newsletter200301.pdf
Has some information

Peter

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from on 2004-04-03

Hello all. I am a 27-year old, otherwise perfectly healthy female with Ulcerative Colitis. I do not like to take daily meds, besides vitamins, thus I attempt to control my symptoms through diet. As you noted, Peter, restrictive diets are not wise nor enjoyable, but I am convinced that some items must be removed from the normal diet of one living with UC. For example, popcorn sends me into abdominal and gastrointestinal fits, as do hard nuts and seeds. I have yet to find a way to include any of the aforementioned, even in moderation. I have also noted an intolerance to raisins, corn, and other foods with an insoluble skin. Jam sounds lovely, as long as it does not inlcude berry seeds. My doctor insists that I should be able to eat whatever I like during periods of remission, but I have found that including the "taboo" items above have brought me out of the remission in which I so desperately want to stay. The recommended medication is ASACOL, by means of 3 pills, 3 times per day. Not the end of the world I suppose, but I am looking for a stable, practical, medication-free answer to this pesky disease. Any thoughts

Re: Gluten tester: from on 2004-04-05

I did some searching around and found this website which may help you:

www.elisa-tek.com Then click on "Gluten Home Test."

The test looks much like a pregnancy test, and has a gluten indicator. I wish I could tell you how reliable it is. Good luck!

Alicia

Re: gluten-free teething cookies: from on 2004-04-07

You are kidding right? Your suggestion is not only wrong it could be dangerous. Teething biscuits are designed to disolve if any part of them breaks off. Responsible parents would never leave their inexperienced eaters unattended in any case, however just because you're sitting there does not mean a piece of carrot cannot be bitten off by a teething child. Under no circumstances have I ever seen a piece of carrot disolve. That woman needs a safe solution

Re: gluten-free teething cookies: from on 2004-04-07

Did you ever get a helpful reply? I am in need also

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from on 2004-04-10

hi, i'm 20years of age and have been suffering with ulcerative colitis for the past six years, i stopped my hospital medication about two years into my illness as the tablets i was taking(mesalazine) gave side effects with damaged my liver. i took a alternative root and tried herbal medication(which is not recommended unless the Dr is fully qualified with a British medical board) however, this has helpped me and as well as my UC my liver is also recovering.For the first time in nearly six years i have not felt better. I thought that this may help you try to find a alternative to ascol because i was also on three tablets three times a day as well as six prednisilone and a enema. Hope this has helpped you. good luck

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from on 2004-04-10

hi, i'm 20years of age and have been suffering with ulcerative colitis for the past six years, i stopped my hospital medication about two years into my illness as the tablets i was taking(mesalazine) gave side effects with damaged my liver. i took a alternative root and tried herbal medication(which is not recommended unless the Dr is fully qualified with a British medical board) however, this has helpped me and as well as my UC my liver is also recovering.For the first time in nearly six years i have not felt better. I thought that this may help you try to find a alternative to ascol because i was also on three tablets three times a day as well as six prednisilone and a enema. Hope this has helpped you. good luck

Re: What you can eat on a gluten-free diet: from on 2004-04-16

i have recently found out that i have a reaction to anything wheat or containing gluten i would like to know where to start when changing my diet!? e mail me with any help at all

Re: What you can eat on a gluten-free diet: from on 2004-04-23

Don't eat anything with wheat, barley rye or oats in them. This excludes most
pre-prepared mixes, soups, sauces and many lunch meats. Read ingrediants
on all labels. Gluten is usually hidden in the ingrediant list as modified food
starch, malt, carmel or even vegetable protein. If the modified food starch is
identified as rice, corn, potatoe or tapioca it is OK. If it doesn't say, don't take
a chance. Make sure you check labels that have been gluten-free in the past
as the ingrediants may be changed. The manufactuer will use the cheapest
grain he can get to thicken his product. I have mistakenly drank fruit juices that
have modified food starch in them---who would think they would put it in juice?
Most candies have a gluten of some sort READ, READ, READ all labels every
time for your own health.
Many people who are gluten intolerant are also lactose intolerant. I went off
both when starting gluten-free, but I can not drink milk or use cream. I tried to go back on them after many months of being gluten-free. I am able to eat yogurt and
lactose free milk at this time and also cheese.
When I first started gluten free I fixed plain meat potatoes and a vegetable.
It was really no problem and my husband was over joyed. It was the simplest
way for me to begin.
There's one more thing that was extremely difficult for me. I was depressed
because of all the things I would never eat again. If it starts to alter your life too
much and you find that you are always feeling sorry for yourself you should ask
your MD for an antidepressant. I think we all go through a real morning process
by what we feel we have lost. --- I feel wonderful now!!!!! I"m 5 feet 2inches
and I was down to 83 lbs. I now weight 110 and look human again. Stick with
it after awhile you won't miss gluten---it just makes you sick. There are
thousands of wonderful things to eat that I would never tried if it weren't for CD

Re: Wheatfree = Gluten Free: from on 2004-04-23

Wheatfree does not mean it is gluten free. Gluten can be found in wheat, barley,
rye and possibly oats. Canadian celiacs, I understand, are allowed to eat oats,
but those of us in the US are told not to. The reasoning being that the oats are
harvested, hauled, and stored in the same places as wheat. Nothing is kept grain specific so there could be cross contamination between the two grains. I was
diagnosed 3 years ago---I love oatmeal--someday I'm going to be brave and eat
some, however the results of eating gluten are still too vivid in my mind.
The other thing to keep in mind is all the other names for things with gluten in them, such as malt, modified food starch and vegetable protein